Even The Pittsburgh Steelers Can't Get a Room For Sunday's Game
November 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Things are tough all over! Some hotels and travel apps are whining about our reports that their Hurricane Sandy fees aren't unfair at all, and now it looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers are in trouble! They'll have to march right back home after their game against the New York Giants at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. scheduled for 4:25pm on Sunday.
Why? There’s simply no room at the inn. Any inn,(not even the no-tell motels?), to take on the 53-man football team.
The Steelers' regular hotel in Jersey City is without power for their booking tomorrow night and they can't find alternate lodging. This will force the team to fly the great distance to Newark (an hour) on the day of the game (the NFL requires visiting teams to arrive at least one day before kickoff) and return to Pittsburgh that same day. But again, take note of the game time: 4:25 p.m. So, we’re not talking a break-of-dawn flight, here, buddies. Perspective!
We all know athletes like their customs and getting comfy and settled in is important. So we didn’t roll our eyes too hard at this gem Tweeted by Steelers linebacker James Harrison:
"I don't think I have traveled and played a game on the same day since high school."
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning offered a different perspective. He moved out of his Hoboken home and into a hotel after his power went out.
“ I feel fortunate that we can come in and come to work and be with our friends and teammates here. My family is safe, so I feel fortunate that we're here today."
Meanwhile, a fan on ESPN.com offered an idea for the Steelers that seemed pretty simple. “Why don't they rent a bunch of RVs?”